Description Date Docket #
Colvin v. Keen
United States Second Circuit
Education Law, Government Law, Constitutional Law
Held that officials of a state college had qualified immunity from an employee's claim that she was fired for exercising her First Amendment rights. A...
08/15/2018 16-3650
Bland v. City of Newark
United States Third Circuit
Government Law, Constitutional Law
Held that police officers were entitled to qualified immunity from claims arising out of a wild high-speed chase that ended with the motorist being...
08/15/2018 17-2228
Ramirez v. City of Gardena
Supreme Court of California
Government Law, Injury & Tort Law
Affirmed summary judgment in favor of a city that was sued for wrongful death when its police officers pursued a vehicle and caused it to crash....
08/13/2018 S244549
Hornish Joint Living Trust v. King County
United States Ninth Circuit
Property Law & Real Estate, Sports Law, Government Law
Affirmed summary judgment against private landowners in a dispute regarding the boundaries of a hiking and biking trail built along the path of an old...
08/03/2018 16-35486
US Tobacco Cooperative Inc. v. Big South Wholesale of Virginia, LLC
United States Fourth Circuit
Government Law, Agriculture
Held that the United States should be substituted as a party defendant in a lawsuit in which two defendants were tobacco industry businesspeople who...
08/03/2018 17-2070
Hernandez v. City of San Jose
United States Ninth Circuit
Injury & Tort Law, Government Law, Civil Rights
Affirmed the denial of qualified immunity to the city police officers and dismissed the City of San Jose's appeal. A group of attendees of a political...
07/27/2018 17-15576
Sierra Club, Inc. v. U.S. Forest Service
United States Fourth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Government Law, Environmental Law
Vacated federal agency decisions approving construction of a natural gas pipeline through a national forest. Several environmental groups challenged...
07/27/2018 17-2399
Alta Wind v. US
United States Federal Circuit
Remedies, Government Law, Environmental Law
Vacated and remanded the trial court's ruling for plaintiff which had sued the US for additional grant money for alternative energy projects under the...
07/27/2018 17-1410
Alliance for the Wild Rockies v. Savage
United States Ninth Circuit
Government Law, Environmental Law
Held that a wildlife conservation organization could continue litigating its challenge to a federal government land management project in a national...
07/26/2018 16-35589
Berg et al. v. NYCP Commissioner
United States Second Circuit
Constitutional Law, Government Law, Civil Rights
Held that police officers had qualified immunity from claims that they violated the constitutional rights of Occupy Wall Street protesters. The...
07/25/2018 16‐3146

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